SPARKS: The Epic, Completely True Blue (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie
a novel by S.J. Adams (the version of Adam Selzer who swears more)
published November, 2011 by Flux Books
SPARKS is the John Hughes-esque story of Debbie Woodlawn, a Full House-obsessed 16 year old agnostic who attempts to get over a crush on her religious best friend by embarking on a "holy quest" with a couple of misfits who have invented a religion of their own. In one unforgettable night, they show her a side of Des Moines she never knew existed - the one that has bowling alley skanks, practical time travelers, George Washington, cloak room fornicators, naked trike angels, butt prints on the windows of the governor's mansion, and love, love, love.
"Touching and humorous....Debbie and her offbeat cohorts are nuanced and authentic." - Publishers Weekly
"Original and appealing...a kinetic and well-paced comedy that just might win a few converts." -Kirkus
"Hilarious... will appeal to teenagers who are a little bit on the outside." - School Library Journal